Simplifying Perspective: An Essential Guide for Artists.pdf

Simplifying Perspective: An Essential Guide for Artists.pdf


Whether you're an animator, illustrator, comic book artist, game artist, or everything in between, you need to know how to create images that accurately and realistically convey physical space and form. Master the art of perspective with Simplifying Perspective-the one and only guide that thoughtfully and simply breaks down the principles of perspective. With approachable lessons and clear visual instruction, Robert Pastrana provides you with powerful techniques that help you turn a flat drawing into a living, breathing dimensional scene. No longer will you have to wade through dense, complex technical manuals-this comprehensive guide of perspective is tailored specifically for artists who need to learn one, two, and three point perspective, repetitive measuring, shadows, reflections, and linear perspective as it applies to the human form. Simplifying Perspective also presents complex mathematical concepts in an easy-to-follow, approachable manner so you can learn the essentials of perspective without frustration. Simplifying Perspective provides clarity, depth, and a wealth of examples-this is your must-have guide to linear perspective.

Robert Pastrana has been both a college instructor and award-winning freelance illustrator for over 20 years. Robert has worked for clients such as Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Visa, Microsoft, and Playboy. He currently teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Chapter 1: Before We Start Chapter 2: Creating Space Chapter 3: Setting It All Up Chapter 4: The Cone of Vision Chapter 5: The Setup In Action Chapter 6: Constructing The Basic Forms Chapter 7: Using Grids Chapter 8: Measuring In Perspecitve Chapter 9: Circles and Ellipses Chapter 10: Mastering Slopes Chapter 11: Indicating Reflections Chapter 12: Casting Shadows Chapter 13: Three-Point Perspective


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